Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience, Virginia Tech, USA; Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia, USA; Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia; Leontief Centre, St. Petersburg, Russia
01/2018 – 01/2019
German Research Foundation
Dr Nadir Kinossian
Tel. +49 341 600 55-191
Initiation of International Collaboration
The project was carried out in 2018. The aim of the project was to promote international collaboration between scholar and practitioners interested in urban revival to facilitate the preparation of a joint research project. The project had the following objectives:
In addition to establishing a research network Cities after Decline (IfL, Germany, VirginiaTech, USA; the Higher School of Economics, Russia), two workshops were organised in: 1) Roanoke/Blacksburg, USA, and 2) Leipzig/Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany. Discussions during the workshops allowed the members of the network to critically reflect on the initial project ideas. The benefits of cross-national comparison have also been discussed and proposals were made to make a comparison of three countries: Germany, Russia, and the USA.
These activities will lead to the actual research project guided by the following question: Why do some old industrial cities experience revival, while others continue to decline despite seemingly similar structural conditions? This main question will be accompanied by the following sub-questions:
The project would be based at IfL in Leipzig and would be conducted during the period of 36 months (2022-2025) in collaboration with external partners – members of the research network.
Gunko, Maria / Kinossian, Nadir / Pivovar, Galina / Averkieva, Kseniya / Batunova, Elena (2021): Exploring agency of change in small industrial towns through urban renewal initiatives. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, DOI: 10.1080/04353684.2020.1868947back